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Old 02-13-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Just finished her up tonight, dam these Blichmann weldless fittings rock. If i can give any advice on this build, spend the 40 bucks on a good step bit. mine cut like butter leaving a flawless exact hole size. Just go slow with even pressure, and with some type of lubricant its as easy as pie.. Now time to do 2 more...lol

These are the same fittings on a blichmann kettle, but doing it myself I saved over half. I have my gallon markings on the inside that I just took a die grinder to etch in the side wall. Alot easier than putting in a sight glass, looks cleaner to I think...
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Good looking! Is that a brand new keg? It looks like a factory finish. At what volume level is your thermometer located? If they photograph well, can you show the gallon markings?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Were did you buy the dip tube from?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Were did you buy the dip tube from?
Blichmann. Its the whole assembly. Norhern brewer ordered it for me.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Cool didn't know the sold those separately

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Where'd the new keg come from?

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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Cool didn't know the sold those separately
Blichmann sells every piece individually from anything they make except the electronics in the Tower of Power. Any LHBS that sells Blichmann can order you any part. I know because I work at a LHBS that sells a LOT of Blichmann stuff.

If people are looking for new kegs, find a small local brewery and ask them to sell you one or order you one from their distributor. It's an easy way to get a new keg. They aren't cheap though...

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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How much did those fittings cost ya

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
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How much did those fittings cost ya

The dip tube assembly was 52 bucks for everything.

Valve was 30

The adjustable brewometer was 72 bucks.

Irwin step bit (carbide) was 45.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #10
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Looks awesome!

 
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